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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

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All kinds of rocks and information on geology! Great place to go with family and especially kids or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Golden, Colorado
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What a gem!

I love this place! It's not a huge place, but gems were displayed very intimately and I just love... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Peggy L
Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

All kinds of rocks and information on geology! Great place to go with family and especially kids or students.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank htwoh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Golden was a wonderful little town to stroll through and do shopping- we popped in this shop and while it was small like most all these shops it was arranged nicely and everything labels and well displayed - nice to look around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank momoffiveinpa
Reviewed January 23, 2019

I love this place! It's not a huge place, but gems were displayed very intimately and I just love their collection. What a find! Go visit it...this place is truly a "diamond in the rough"!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peggy L
Reviewed December 24, 2018

This "gem" is quite a find! Loved seeing the "rocks" and learning a bit about the mining history of the area. Check it out during the annual Gem and Mineral Show in September for the most impressive display of gems and minerals!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vmgarite
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Every time I visit my family in Golden I stop here. It has the most thorough geological history of Golden while also displaying specimens from here and throughout the world. Excellently displayed in cases with bits of history of each. I always enjoy seeing what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda72451
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The school of mines museum is well worth visiting. I think older kids would really like it. There is a simulated mine (nothing amazing, but okay) and lots of mineral samples. I can't remember if there is an admission charge. If there is, it isn't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BillyJeff
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Nice Museum with some impressive gems. You can also see a collection of moon rocks and asteroids findings. It is a small museum but big enough to keep the kids busy. At the entrance, the kids can ask for a scavenger hunt sheet and after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donamia
Reviewed October 26, 2018

If you want to see minerals ... this is the place. They are beautiful. This is a display of a collection. There isn't much in the way of explanation of how individual specimens were created. There was a short video of how rocks are formed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonM1536
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We were impressed by the size and the collection at this museum. There are minerals from Colorado, as well as from all over the world. Moon rocks are also displayed. There are mine exhibit and dinosaur femur you can touch downstairs. Gift shop items were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 175MOM
Reviewed October 14, 2018

A geological treat in a geologically rich place, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum is a must-see for anyone even remotely interested in rocks, minerals or gems. The small two-story museum is stocked with an amazing array of geological finds from around the world...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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